Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Remote Meeting via Zoom

Contact: Heather Kingston
Democratic Services Officer
01903 221006  Email: heather.kingston@adur-worthing.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

WBC-PC/103/20-21

Substitute Members

Any substitute members should declare their substitution.

Minutes:

Councillor Bob Smytherman substituted for Councillor Martin McCabe.

WBC-PC/104/20-21

Declarations of Interest

Members and Officers must declare any disclosable pecuniary interests in relation to any business on the agenda.  Declarations should also be made at any stage such as interest becomes apparent during the meeting.

 

If in doubt contact the Legal or Democratic Services representative for this meeting.

 

Members and Officers may seek advice upon any relevant interest from the Monitoring Officer prior to the meeting.

Minutes:

Councillor Paul High declared an interest in item 6.1 as an elected Member of West Sussex County Council as he was part of the decision to transfer No 5 High Street from WSCC to Worthing Borough Council.  He stated at the time of the transfer of the property there were no plans in place for the site.  The Councillor added that he had abstained from voting at Full Council on 20 April 2021 regarding the budget for the proposal.

 

Councillor Bob Smytherman declared an interest in item 6.1 as an elected Member of WSCC and had been involved in various negotiations with the Estates team at WSCC with regard to No 5 High Street.  He added that he had attended the Full Council meeting on 20 April 2021 but, as he was a substitute Member at the evening’s Planning Committee meeting, had elected to abstain on the vote regarding the budget for the proposal, and came to the meeting with an open mind.

 

During the meeting Councillor Bob Smytherman also declared he was a Trustee of West Sussex MIND.

 

Councillor Paul Westover declared an interest in item 6.1 as a Central Ward Member.  He advised he had not taken part in any consultation with the Borough and approved the funding for the proposed development at the Full Council meeting on 20 April 2021.  He confirmed that he came to the meeting with an open mind. 

Councillor Noel Atkins declared an interest in item 6.1 as an elected Member of WSCC and although he had voted in favour of the budget for the proposal at Full Council on 20 April 2021, came to the meeting with an open mind.

 

Councillor Paul Baker declared an interest in item 6.1 as he had attended the Full Council meeting on 20 April 2021 and voted in favour of the budget for the proposal but came to the meeting with an open mind.

 

Councillor Steve Wills declared an interest in item 6.1 and advised he had elected to  abstain from voting on the budget for the proposal at the Full Council meeting on 20 April 2021 being a Member of the Planning Committee.

 

Councillor Helen Silman declared an interest in item 6.1 as she had spoken on the item regarding the budget for the proposal considered at the Full Council meeting held on 20 April 2021, had abstained from voting, but said her mind was still open.

 

Councillor Jim Deen declared an interest in item 6.1 as he had been present at Full Council on 20 April 2021 and abstained from the vote on the budget for the proposal as he was to consider the development at the Planning Committee meeting.

WBC-PC/105/20-21

Public Question Time

So as to provide the best opportunity for the Committee to provide the public with the fullest answer, questions from the public should be submitted by midday on Monday 19 April 2021.

 

Where meetings are held remotely, no question will be permitted from the public unless such notice has been given.

 

Questions should be submitted to Democratic Services -

democratic.services@adur-worthing.gov.uk

 

(Note: Public Question Time will last for a maximum of 30 minutes)

Minutes:

There were no questions raised under Public Question Time.

WBC-PC/106/20-21

Confirmation of Minutes

To approve the minutes of the Planning Committee meetings of the Committee held on Wednesday 24 March 2021, which have been emailed to Members.

 

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED, that the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 24 March 2021 be confirmed as a correct record and that they be signed by the Chairman.

 

A recorded vote was taken by the Democratic Services Officer which was as follows:

For: Councillors High, Atkins, Baker, Deen, Silman, & Wills

WBC-PC/107/20-21

Items Raised Under Urgency Provisions

To consider any items the Chair of the meeting considers urgent.

Minutes:

 

There were no items raised under urgency provisions.

WBC-PC/108/20-21

Planning Application pdf icon PDF 5 MB

To consider the reports by the Director for the Economy, attached as Item 6.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The application was considered, see attached appendix.

WBC-PC/109/20-21

Planning Appeals

None received since the last meeting.

Minutes:

None received since the last meeting.